For What Should We Fight Russia or China?

Last Monday, in a single six-hour period, NATO launched 10 air intercepts to shadow six separate groups of Russian bombers and fighters over the Arctic, North Atlantic, North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. Last week also brought reports that Moscow is increasing its troop presence in Crimea and along its borders with Ukraine. Joe … Continue reading “For What Should We Fight Russia or China?”

Get Out of Afghanistan!

The twentieth anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan is only six months away, and it is still uncertain whether the Biden administration will withdraw the last remaining American troops from America’s longest war. Last month, President Biden seemed to pour cold water on the possibility of leaving by the agreed-upon May … Continue reading “Get Out of Afghanistan!”

Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine To Attack Russia?

On March 24th, Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially a declaration of war on Russia. In the document, titled Presidential Decree No. 117/2021, the US-backed Ukrainian leader declared that it is the official policy of Ukraine to take back Crimea from Russia. The declaration that Ukraine would take back Crimea from Russia also … Continue reading “Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine To Attack Russia?”

Washington Has Backed Islamist War Criminals in Syria

When large-scale demonstrations broke out against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in early 2011, Barack Obama’s administration promptly exploited the situation and began to back anti-regime factions. As those demonstrations evolved into an armed insurgency later that year, Washington cooperated closely with outside sponsors of the rebellion, especially Saudi Arabia and Turkey, to channel financial … Continue reading “Washington Has Backed Islamist War Criminals in Syria”

‘Made Possible by Viewers Taxpayers Like You’: French African-Adventurism & Wedding-Bombings

Counterinsurgency snake oil was sold to soldiers and civilians alike as a "new" brand of urbane and civilized warfare. The absurdly over-the-top euphemistic buzzwords and mantras applied to such strategies – "stability-" and "information" "operations," "handshakes&hand grenades," or "nation builders as well as warriors" – should’ve tipped us off that something severely dark was concealed … Continue reading “‘Made Possible by Viewers Taxpayers Like You’: French African-Adventurism & Wedding-Bombings”

Is the Volunteer Military Too Expensive? Or Is Global Intervention Too Expensive?

The Napoleonic Wars consumed the lives of between 2.5 million and 3.5 million soldiers, most unwilling draftees. Although defeated, discredited, and exiled after years of brutal conflict, the self-anointed emperor responsible for those deaths today is honored – lionized, actually – in Paris. His tomb is located in the Hotel Les Invalides surrounded by commemorations … Continue reading “Is the Volunteer Military Too Expensive? Or Is Global Intervention Too Expensive?”

The Political Logic of Zionism

Angela Davis – a famous activist and author – was scheduled to speak at an event by Butler University titled "Joint Struggle and Collective Liberation" on April 1, 2021, but the university authorities decided on March 29, 2021, to cancel it, without letting the organizers know. Mark Apple, interim director of strategic communications at Butler, … Continue reading “The Political Logic of Zionism”

The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year

The anniversary of his assassination always brings a flood of tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., and this Sunday will surely be no exception. But those tributes – including from countless organizations calling themselves progressive – are routinely evasive about the anti-militarist ideals that King passionately expressed during the final year of his life. You … Continue reading “The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year”

Stephanopoulos, Blinken Score Win for MICIMATT

Interviewed Wednesday on The Critical Hour, I took issue with the prevailing conventional view that George Stephanopoulos’s mousetrapping President Biden into calling Putin a "killer" and Secretary of State Blinken’s boorish attempt to get China to kowtow in Alaska were "disastrous". One must always ask cui bono? Who profits from those two "disasters". Were they … Continue reading “Stephanopoulos, Blinken Score Win for MICIMATT”